Helpline: 1800 234 900

Our Services

Freephone Helpline

The helpline is provided by trained helpline staff and volunteers, who can give you support and information.

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Counselling

We offer one to one counselling to both men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently, or in the past. Counselling provides a space to help you gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation. Deciding and making a commitment to have counselling is a very powerful and life affirming choice. During the course of your therapy you will be looking at yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.

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Education

A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People
The aim of this programme is to educate young people about all forms of sexual violence. Young people often struggle to name their unwanted sexual experiences as rape or sexual assault. Studies show that sexual violence is more likely to occur in a relationship or by someone known to the victim, which can often make it difficult for a young person to identify it as assault.  Also, commonly held myths that include, sexual assault must include physical force, result in physical injury, or is perpetrated by strangers in dark places, can diminish how they view their experience. 

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Awareness Raising

We take every opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions about the causes and impact of sexual violence through talks and public events.

Support for Family & Friends

We at the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre know that sexual violence does not just affect the victim/survivor but also those around them. Because of this we offer information and possible support sessions for partners, family members and friends so that they may better support survivors.

 

The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was established in July 1994 in response to the number of women and girls from Mayo contacting other Rape Crisis Centres, especially the Centre in Galway.

A small group of women came together concerned at the lack of any services or support in Mayo for women who had been sexually abused or raped.

"Through Love, all pain will turn to medicine"

Latest News

  • West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon

    West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon

    If you are running/walking/joging or even crawling the West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon, please consider doing so in aid of the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre to help raise badly needed funds for your local service. We can supply sponsership cards and a tshirt. Give us a ring on 094 Read More
  • Mayo`s Inspirational Woman Award 2017 & Nollaig na mBan Lunch at the Lodge

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for Mayo`s Inspirational Woman Award 2017. The award will be presented at our Nollaig na mBan Lunch which this year we are delighted to say will be held in the Westport Country Lodge on Saturday Janiary 6th Read More
  • Healing Tasks

    A Psycho-Education programme presented by MRCC that is suitable for those considering accessing counselling to resolve the experience of HCildhood Sexual Abuse. It is also suitable for those currently in cousnelling, who wish to know more about the impact of the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. The bulk of the Read More
  • AGM

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is holding thier AGM on Monday the 2nd of October at 7pm in the Centre. All are welcome. Read More
  • MRCC Specialised Sexual Violence Training.

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is inviting applications from COUNSELLORS/PSYCHOTHERAPISTS who are interested in the area of Sexual Violence. This is a 9 Module Course Accredited by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland and will be run over one weekend a month. (October 2017 - June 2018). This free training is specifically for Read More
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